Vermont Dairy Co-Op Votes to Merge With National Giant

ST. ALBANS, Vt. — Farmers who belong to a 100-year-old dairy cooperative based in Vermont voted overwhelmingly Monday in favor of merging with a large national cooperative.

The more than 300-member St. Albans Cooperative Creamery with farms in Vermont, New York and New Hampshire will merge Aug. 1 with Dairy Farmers of America, which has 8,100 farms across the country and is based in Kansas City.

“This is a great opportunity we’re very fortunate to have,” said Harold Howrigan, chairman of the St. Albans cooperative board and a Vermont dairy farmer.

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